Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 3:59pm


The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Richard Rodriguez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitchers Bryce Wilson and Ricky DeVito.

What does it give the Atlanta Braves
The Braves may utilize Rodriguez as a co-closer with left-hander Will Smith down the stretch. The duo has combined for 35 saves so far in 2021.

What does it give the Pittsburgh Pirates
Wilson has been up and down this season but should get a shot at Pittsburgh's rotation. DeVito is a pretty solid pitching prospect for the future.

Fantasy impact
Rodriguez will likely split save chances with Smith down the stretch, but he has more value in leagues that feature the holds category. Wilson has sneaky sleeper upside as a potential Bucs starter, while DeVito should now be on the keeper radar.

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